Slow cooker Macaroni & Cheese

2 years ago

With my two boys, I often try to do errands in between naps. My youngest still takes a morning nap, so when he wakes, I have approximately 1-2 hours before lunch time. This can be challenging. 

If I am out by myself and getting hungry, I can wait until I get home, get something prepped, cooked and then eat. When I have the kids with me, I have to have a meal planned and nearly ready before I leave the house. Otherwise, I get the kids in the door from a 1.5 hour trip to the mall and they are literally clawing my legs begging for food. Then the real fun begins...a small snack to tide them over while I scramble in the kitchen...and no one eats the lunch I prepared anyway. UGH!

To solve this problem, I need something I can whip up during nap time, toss in the slow cooker and then be ready before I get home...and THIS is IT. If you like oohey, gooey macaroni, you will LOVE this.

Sure, I could make macaroni from a package when I walk in the door...OR I could take the 10 minutes to prep this fantastic, cheesy and gooey dish myself and have it ready when I get home! I have chosen ;D

 

 Macaroni and Cheese - Slow Cooker

 

 Ingredients:

 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles

1 can of cheese soup (trust me on this)

1/4 onion, diced

3/4 cup milk (I like my mac n cheese quite saucy!)

1.5 cups old cheddar cheese, shredded

3/4 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Pepper

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Garlic powder (optional)

A few sprinkles of cayenne pepper (optional)

Sliced chives for garnish

 

Method:

Cook the macaroni noodles, allowing them to cook 3 minutes less than the package directions indicate. Drain and place the noodles in the slow cooker.

Add all other ingredients into the cooker and stir. 

Turn slow cooker on low for 2-4 hours, depending on the heat of your device. I've never tried it on high, but I'm sure it would be done in 1 hour. 

Season to taste and serve, with chives if desired!

 Enjoy!

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Like this EASY recipe? There are plenty more where that came from!

http://crockyoursocksoff.blogspot.ca

This is an article written by a member of the SheKnows Community. The SheKnows editorial team has not edited, vetted or endorsed the content of this post. Want to join our amazing community and share your own story? Sign up here.
comments

More from food

Food & Recipes
by SheKnows Shop | in 4 hours
Food & Recipes
by Justina Huddleston | 9 hours ago
Food & Recipes
by Justina Huddleston | 15 hours ago
Food & Recipes
by Justina Huddleston | a day ago
Food & Recipes
by Justina Huddleston | 2 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Justina Huddleston | 2 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Laura Williams | 2 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Justina Huddleston | 2 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Aly Walansky | 4 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Aly Walansky | 4 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Sandra Denneler | 4 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Justina Huddleston | 7 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Patricia Conte | 7 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Naomi de la Torre | 8 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Aly Walansky | 9 days ago
Food & Recipes
by Aly Walansky | 9 days ago